Faculty Footnotes

Archpriest Sergius Halvorsen shares wisdom with college students, Greek Orthodox clergy

Very Rev. Dr. Sergius Halvorsen, St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s assistant professor of homiletics and rhetoric, has kept a busy schedule in recent months, speaking to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) as well as clergy of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America (GOA).

Following the Great Feast of the Nativity, Fr. Sergius was the keynote speaker at the OCF College Conference Midwest, held from December 27 to 30, 2019, at Saint Iakovos Retreat Center, Kansasville, WI. He offered this reflection to...

Alumni News

Alumnus Seraphim O’Keefe details iconography project in South Carolina


Take a look “behind” the icons at St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church in Greenville, SC. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Alumnus Seraphim O'Keefe is giving readers insight into the iconography he has been commissioned to design and paint there.

O’Keefe has penned a marvelously detailed article for the Orthodox Arts Journal, entitled, “Murals for the Burning Bush Chapel and Prothesis at St John of the Ladder in Greenville, South Carolina.” In it, he walks readers through the iconography program of those sections of the church building, describes the theology behind the icons, and even discusses the type of paint he chose to complete the murals.

The Chapel of the Burning Bush at St. John of the Ladder Orthodox Church in Greenville, SC (Photo: Orthodox Arts Journal)...

Seminarians Speak

Ministry to the poor and suffering: Fr. Theophan Whitfield speaks to Ancient Faith Radio

Fr. Theophan Whitfield

Is your parish committed to ministry to the poor and suffering?

That question is at the heart of Priest Theophan Whitfield’s Servant Parish Project, a research study Fr. Theophan has been completing as part of his Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) work at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. On October 26, 2019, Father Theophan spoke to Ancient Faith Radio about the project.

“So often, it’s easiest to allow your parish ministry to those on the outside to slip and slide a little bit—not because it’s devalued, but it’s just the easiest thing to sort of neglect,” he explained on the podcast...

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